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One of the biggest challenges in investing in the stock market is picking the best stocks. In my book, "The Confident Investor" I teach my readers how to pick Good Companies. This page is designed to show the raw performance of these companies. It is not designed to show my personal portfolio, which may or may not exceed the performance stated here. Since I use the trading system described in my book, you can assume that I beat the performance recorded here.

I must caution you, I do not actually propose that you "buy and hold" any given stock, but rather you should "buy to hold" the stock. My investing technique teaches you to efficiently move your money to the stocks that are currently increasing in value the most. I use my Watch List for this work, these are Good Companies that I wait for great buying opportunities. This strategy is well described in my book, "The Confident Investor" and tends to be a very safe strategy in bear markets while typically still providing above market returns in a bull or flat market.

My Short Term Watch List are 15 companies that are hot right now. I select this list every quarter. I evenly divide a portion of my portfolio among these 15 companies. The next quarter, I add or delete companies as necessary and then re-balance the portfolio. This tends to be a more risky strategy because I don't bail out on bad stock movement (at least until the end of the quarter). In a bull market or a flat market, these very well-run and high-performing companies tend to beat the general market by a significant margin.

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WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Current
price
Year
ago
Year ago
change
Month
ago
Month ago
change
Week
ago
Week ago
change
AAPL Apple Inc. $169.37 $114.13 48.41% $170.15 -0.46% $169.37 0.00%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $191.36 $117.54 62.80% $194.32 -1.52% $191.36 0.00%
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation $233.05 $226.78 2.77% $224.35 3.88% $233.05 0.00%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $238.43 $101.14 135.74% $253.89 -6.09% $238.43 0.00%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $114.46 $120.04 -4.65% $110.87 3.24% $114.46 0.00%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $51.43 $32.22 59.63% $56.39 -8.80% $51.43 0.00%
AMZN Amazon $1,162.00 $757.77 53.34% $1,129.88 2.84% $1,162.00 0.00%
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. $171.65 $247.47 -30.64% $161.82 6.07% $171.65 0.00%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $177.62 $88.67 100.32% $185.13 -4.06% $177.62 0.00%
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings $156.30 $166.55 -6.15% $138.25 13.06% $156.30 0.00%
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc $78.80 $111.26 -29.17% $86.07 -8.45% $78.80 0.00%
COF Capital One Financial Corp. $95.79 $88.00 8.85% $87.83 9.06% $95.79 0.00%
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $50.68 $57.54 -11.92% $55.77 -9.13% $49.98 1.40%
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $146.35 $100.95 44.97% $147.05 -0.48% $146.35 0.00%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $183.91 $158.91 15.73% $178.65 2.94% $183.91 0.00%
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp $114.22 $91.39 24.98% $107.09 6.66% $118.03 -3.23%
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. $86.28 $71.95 19.92% $87.20 -1.06% $86.28 0.00%
FB Facebook Inc $179.00 $119.87 49.33% $179.00 0.00% $179.00 0.00%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc $1,072.00 $809.84 32.37% $1,035.89 3.49% $1,049.38 2.16%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $14.65 $10.55 38.86% $15.70 -6.69% $14.65 0.00%
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc $78.57 $69.71 12.71% $72.66 8.13% $78.57 0.00%
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. $5.61 $7.68 -26.95% $5.76 -2.60% $5.61 0.00%
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc $51.19 $57.95 -11.66% $47.25 8.34% $51.19 0.00%
HSKA Heska Corp $79.00 $69.84 13.12% $85.50 -7.60% $79.00 0.00%
HZO MarineMax Inc $21.70 $20.00 8.50% $20.90 3.83% $21.70 0.00%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. $160.57 $119.43 34.45% $154.88 3.67% $160.57 0.00%
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc $38.44 $37.74 1.85% $36.28 5.95% $38.44 0.00%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $73.77 $66.42 11.07% $66.31 11.25% $73.77 0.00%
MCK McKesson Corporation $152.57 $141.14 8.10% $141.80 7.59% $152.57 0.00%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. $42.20 $41.69 1.21% $47.25 -10.69% $42.20 0.00%
MET Metlife Inc $51.41 $41.95 22.55% $51.65 -0.46% $53.76 -4.37%
MIDD Middleby Corp $125.61 $132.58 -5.26% $113.69 10.48% $125.61 0.00%
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation $63.22 $44.50 42.07% $62.17 1.69% $63.22 0.00%
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. $55.57 $61.09 -9.04% $55.20 0.67% $55.57 0.00%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $188.54 $124.22 51.78% $193.20 -2.41% $188.54 0.00%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $191.49 $100.02 91.44% $211.21 -9.34% $191.49 0.00%
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1,719.84 $1,484.28 15.87% $1,747.22 -1.57% $1,719.84 0.00%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc $380.78 $378.85 0.51% $391.59 -2.76% $380.78 0.00%
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc $187.45 $170.25 10.10% $174.60 7.36% $194.00 -3.38%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $58.29 $56.61 2.98% $56.93 2.39% $58.61 -0.55%
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. $217.98 $156.11 39.63% $216.29 0.78% $217.98 0.00%
SUI Sun Communities Inc $95.60 $72.17 32.46% $92.60 3.24% $95.60 0.00%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $94.63 $75.91 24.66% $109.68 -13.72% $96.28 -1.71%
THRM Gentherm Inc $33.40 $35.40 -5.65% $34.25 -2.48% $33.40 0.00%
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. $187.96 $142.17 32.21% $190.17 -1.16% $187.96 0.00%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc $35.95 $27.71 29.73% $33.63 6.90% $35.95 0.00%
UA Under Armour Inc $13.62 $25.48 -46.55% $11.73 16.11% $12.19 11.73%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $224.54 $262.13 -14.34% $215.10 4.39% $224.54 0.00%

Over the last year, my Watch List returned 22.34%
Over the last month, my Watch List returned 0.78%
Over the last week, my Watch List returned 0.11%

 

SHORT TERM WATCH LIST STOCK RESULTS

 

Stock
Ticker
Company
name
Current
price
Year
ago
Year ago
change
Month
ago
Month ago
change
Week
ago
Week ago
change
AAPL Apple Inc. $169.37 $114.13 48.41% $170.15 -0.46% $169.37 0.00%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $191.36 $117.54 62.80% $194.32 -1.52% $191.36 0.00%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $238.43 $101.14 135.74% $253.89 -6.09% $238.43 0.00%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $51.43 $32.22 59.63% $56.39 -8.80% $51.43 0.00%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $177.62 $88.67 100.32% $185.13 -4.06% $177.62 0.00%
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $146.35 $100.95 44.97% $147.05 -0.48% $146.35 0.00%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $183.91 $158.91 15.73% $178.65 2.94% $183.91 0.00%
FB Facebook Inc $179.00 $119.87 49.33% $179.00 0.00% $179.00 0.00%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $14.65 $10.55 38.86% $15.70 -6.69% $14.65 0.00%
HSKA Heska Corp $79.00 $69.84 13.12% $85.50 -7.60% $79.00 0.00%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $188.54 $124.22 51.78% $193.20 -2.41% $188.54 0.00%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $191.49 $100.02 91.44% $211.21 -9.34% $191.49 0.00%
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1,719.84 $1,484.28 15.87% $1,747.22 -1.57% $1,719.84 0.00%
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. $217.98 $156.11 39.63% $216.29 0.78% $217.98 0.00%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc $35.95 $27.71 29.73% $33.63 6.90% $35.95 0.00%

Over the last year, my Short Term Watch List returned 34.88%
Over the last month, my Short Term Watch List returned -2.13%
Over the last week, my Short Term Watch List returned 0.00%

Short Term List returned 35%
High growth stock: Align Technology, Inc. ($ALGN) at 136%
Total Execution Time: 4.1137771606445 Sec

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Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $173.8700 Strong Buy or Hold
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $188.7100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation $239.8100 Strong Buy or Hold
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $233.5500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $115.7600 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $52.5400 Some Concerns, may need to wait
AMZN Amazon $1179.1400 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. $165.8300 Very Concerned, may need to wait
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $173.5500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings $156.4000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc $76.5400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
COF Capital One Financial Corp. $96.3100 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $50.6800 Some Concerns, may need to wait
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $145.2000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $185.0400 Strong Buy or Hold
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp $114.2200 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. $87.5600 Strong Buy or Hold
FB Facebook Inc $180.1800 Strong Buy or Hold
GOOGL Alphabet Inc $1072.0000 Strong Buy or Hold
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $16.2500 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc $77.4200 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. $5.7200 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc $50.4600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HSKA Heska Corp $79.5000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HZO MarineMax Inc $20.4500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. $156.6000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc $46.7900 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $75.8200 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MCK McKesson Corporation $162.6000 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. $40.4500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MET Metlife Inc $51.4100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MIDD Middleby Corp $130.7900 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation $64.0100 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. $56.2400 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $190.1200 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $191.5600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1760.0000 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc $388.9500 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc $187.4500 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $58.2900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. $224.4400 Strong Buy or Hold
SUI Sun Communities Inc $94.7700 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $94.6300 Very Concerned, may need to wait
THRM Gentherm Inc $32.7500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. $192.2700 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
TRN Trinity Industries Inc $36.7100 Strong Buy or Hold
UA Under Armour Inc $13.6200 Strong Buy or Hold
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $218.2500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
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Symbol Stock Price change today
UA Under Armour Inc 9.3976%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 6.5574%
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc 5.3354%
MCK McKesson Corporation 3.4351%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. 3.3206%
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc 2.8625%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 2.7297%
THRM Gentherm Inc 2.6646%
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. 2.662%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 2.3972%
COF Capital One Financial Corp. 2.3921%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2.361%
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. 2.2895%
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. 2.2393%
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. 2.0975%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc 1.5217%
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation 1.4897%
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation 1.3939%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 1.3907%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 1.3807%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc 1.374%
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc 1.3243%
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc 1.2688%
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. 1.1085%
MIDD Middleby Corp 1.1054%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd 1.048%
FB Facebook Inc 1.0034%
AAPL Apple Inc. 0.9581%
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc 0.8796%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. 0.8696%
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. 0.7587%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc 0.6305%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc 0.5739%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 0.4973%
AMZN Amazon 0.4156%
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. 0.4106%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 0.2954%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. 0.1433%
SUI Sun Communities Inc 0.1268%
HSKA Heska Corp 0.0126%
HZO MarineMax Inc 0%
PCLN Priceline Group Inc -0.0522%
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp -0.0787%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. -0.1069%
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings -0.2233%
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. -0.8666%
MET Metlife Inc -2.0575%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation -2.3618%
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Stock ticker Stock name Last Close Recommendation
AAPL Apple Inc. $172.2200 Strong Buy or Hold
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. $188.4400 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation $236.2900 Strong Buy or Hold
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. $233.8000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $113.0900 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. $51.3100 Some Concerns, may need to wait
AMZN Amazon $1174.2600 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. $161.5300 Very Concerned, may need to wait
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd $171.7500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings $156.7500 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc $74.4100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
COF Capital One Financial Corp. $94.0600 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. $49.5700 Very Concerned, may need to wait
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. $141.9500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. $182.5200 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp $114.3100 Very Concerned, may need to wait
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. $86.6000 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
FB Facebook Inc $178.3900 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
GOOGL Alphabet Inc $1057.4700 Strong Buy or Hold
GTN Gray Television, Inc. $15.2500 Some Concerns, may need to wait
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc $76.4500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. $5.7700 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc $50.0200 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HSKA Heska Corp $79.4900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
HZO MarineMax Inc $20.4500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. $155.2500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc $44.4200 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. $74.7800 Strong Buy or Hold, but there are some concerns
MCK McKesson Corporation $157.2000 Strong Buy or Hold
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. $39.1500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MET Metlife Inc $52.4900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
MIDD Middleby Corp $129.3600 Strong Buy or Hold
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation $63.1300 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. $56.0100 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
NFLX Netflix, Inc. $189.5600 Some Concerns, may need to wait
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation $186.4700 Very Concerned, may need to wait
PCLN Priceline Group Inc $1760.9200 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc $383.1200 Possible Buy or Hold, but some concerns
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc $185.0000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SBUX Starbucks Corporation $59.7000 Strong Buy or Hold
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. $222.7500 Strong Buy or Hold
SUI Sun Communities Inc $94.6500 Very Concerned, may need to wait
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc $94.0900 Very Concerned, may need to wait
THRM Gentherm Inc $31.9000 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. $188.3200 Very Concerned, may need to wait
TRN Trinity Industries Inc $36.4800 Concerned, but watch close as good things may happen soon
UA Under Armour Inc $12.4500 Strong Buy or Hold
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc $217.1700 Very Concerned, may need to wait
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Symbol Stock Price change today
LNCE Snyder's-Lance Inc 12.7125%
GTN Gray Television, Inc. 3.3898%
STZ Constellation Brands, Inc. 1.9078%
MCK McKesson Corporation 1.2821%
DPZ Domino's Pizza, Inc. 1.1135%
AMAT Applied Materials, Inc. 1.0835%
PCLN Priceline Group Inc 1.0507%
ULTA Ulta Beauty Inc 0.9952%
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corporation 0.9786%
NFLX Netflix, Inc. 0.9049%
AMZN Amazon 0.8702%
LULU Lululemon Athletica inc. 0.7953%
UA Under Armour Inc 0.7282%
MIDD Middleby Corp 0.6614%
GOOGL Alphabet Inc 0.5783%
SBUX Starbucks Corporation 0.353%
NVDA NVIDIA Corporation 0.1558%
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings 0.0638%
SAM Boston Beer Company Inc 0.0541%
FB Facebook Inc 0.0505%
AAPL Apple Inc. -0.029%
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. -0.3963%
SUI Sun Communities Inc -0.4313%
CRUS Cirrus Logic, Inc. -0.4419%
MNST Monster Beverage Corporation -0.5983%
MET Metlife Inc -0.6624%
COF Capital One Financial Corp. -0.6968%
HSKA Heska Corp -0.7492%
ALGN Align Technology, Inc. -0.7766%
REGN Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc -0.9181%
EW Edwards Lifesciences Corp -0.9445%
CVCO Cavco Industries, Inc. -0.9766%
EXR Extra Space Storage, Inc. -1.1416%
THRM Gentherm Inc -1.391%
MRK Merck & Co., Inc. -1.5814%
TMO Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. -1.6452%
SWKS Skyworks Solutions Inc -1.8464%
IDXX IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. -1.8647%
HOG Harley-Davidson Inc -1.9408%
TRN Trinity Industries Inc -2.3555%
HDSN Hudson Technologies, Inc. -2.3689%
GWR Genesee & Wyoming Inc -2.3752%
ABMD ABIOMED, Inc. -2.393%
MEI Methode Electronics Inc. -2.4907%
CBPO China Biologic Products Inc -2.6302%
BABA Alibaba Group Holding Ltd -2.6747%
HZO MarineMax Inc -3.0806%
AYI Acuity Brands, Inc. -3.5296%
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